Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Homework Number 1-8 (09/18/2018)
Please return your permission slip and $3 for High Rock.

Math

Science
Complete numbers 1 a,b, and c and 2 a,b, and c in the yellow box on page 41 of your textbook.  Use the world map in the back of your Social Studies textbook if you need a map.

Please return your science permission slip in an envelope in $3.

ELA

Social Studies
“Does the life and death of Socrates help us to think about what our responsibilities are as citizens in a democracy?”  Answer this question in a complete paragraph (on loose-leaf).  You will use this paragraph to help you debate on Thursday.  I will collect your paragraph after the debate.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Homework Number 1-7 (09/17/2018)

Math
1. Complete the Math worksheet.
2. Review for Math Quiz #1
3. Blue Handbook
page 127, numbers 17-20
page 131, numbers 14-17
page 131, numbers 23-34

Science
Pick one of the four mountain types from the textbook (pages 37-39).  Draw a detailed diagram of this type of mountain and write 1-2 sentences to explain how this type of mountain is formed by energy inside of the Earth.  Use color or detailed shading with your pencil. (Use the website below if you would like additional information.)
[in notebook]



ELA

Social Studies
Continue working on your mission statement.  Put it on a piece of white paper or construction paper and decorate the page.  Make it look beautiful. You will make this mission statement the first page of your Leadership Notebook.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Homework Number 1-6 (09/14/2018)

Math
Blue Handbook
page 123, numbers 1-4
page 125, numbers 9-12
page 126, numbers 13-14

Show all work.

Science
Review pages 34 and 35 in your science book.  Use the map and picture on these pages to help you answer the following question in a paragraph:


“Do landforms influence the way that people use the land they live on?  Give an example about the United States in order to support your claim.”

(in your notebook)


ELA

Social Studies
Think about the example of Socrates who gave his life for the good of his city.  (Click on this link for more information about Socrates: Information about Socrates.)


Write a paragraph that answers the following question: “Does the life and death of Socrates help us to think about what our responsibilities are as citizens in a democracy?” (in your notebook)

Use evidence about Socrates, from your class notes, or from your textbook to support your writing.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Homework Number 1-5 (09/13/2018)

Math
Blue Handbook
page 120, numbers 1-4
page 121, numbers 10-12
page 122, numbers 12-23

Science
Read pages 34-39 in your science book.  Answer questions 2-3 on page 39. Write in your notebook.

You have an open-notebook quiz on variables (independent variables, dependent variables, and control variables/constants) and the pendulum experiment tomorrow.

ELA

Social Studies
Read pages 22-23 in your textbook.

1. According to the text, how did the ancient Greeks influence the way we live today?  (Use specific evidence from the text.) Write on paragraph.
2. Which text tells you more about the Greeks, the textbook or the story about the Cyclops that we read yesterday?  Explain. Answer in one or two sentences.

Do all work in your notebook.

(Information about Socrates)


Map Assessment tomorrow (100 points)

United States Map:
New York, Florida, Texas,
Canda, Mexico,
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico

World Map:
seven continents and

five oceans

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Homework Number 1-4 (09/12/2018)

Math
1. Return signed contract and contract forms.
2. Return the blue sheets.
3. Complete the worksheet.  (All work should be done on loose-leaf.)

Science
Write a detailed procedure of at least five steps (in list form) for “The Sock Experiment” that we did in class.  Identify the independent variable, the dependent variable, and three constants/control variables.


You have an open-notebook quiz on variables (independent variables, dependent variables, and control variables/constants) and the pendulum experiment on Friday.

ELA

Social Studies
Reread your response to “Odysseus and the Cyclops.”  Edit and revise your work on the same piece of loose-leaf.  You will receive a grade (25 points) for your work. (You must submit a draft and a published paragraph on the same page.)  Use the success criteria below to help you check your work.


Paragraph Success Criteria:

  1. I can indent.
  2. I can provide a clear topic sentence that restates the question.
  3. I can provide two pieces of evidence/detail from the story to support my writing.
  4. I can write at least five sentences.  
  5. I can include a summary sentence.



Map Assessment Friday (100 points)

United States Map:
New York, Florida, Texas,
Canda, Mexico,
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico

World Map:
seven continents and
five oceans

Friday, September 7, 2018

Homework Number 1-3 (09/07/2018)

Math
1. Return signed contract and contract forms.
2. Summer packet due on Wednesday (first quiz).
3. Return the blue sheets.
4. Complete the worksheet over the long weekend.  (All work should be done on loose-leaf.)

Science
Write a paragraph about the pendulum experiment that answers the investigation question: “How does the length of string on a pendulum influence how fast or slow it swings?”  Use specific data (numbers) from your table as evidence.


How will I grade your paragraph?
You will receive five points for each of the following areas:

Paragraph Success Criteria:
  1. I can indent.
  2. I can provide a clear topic sentence that restates the question or assignment.
  3. I can provide two pieces of evidence/detail from the data chart to support my claim/topic sentence.
  4. I can write at least five sentences.
  5. I can include a summary sentence.

How will I grade your chart?


You will receive five points for each of the following areas:

Data Chart Success Criteria:
  1. I can write a clear specific title for my chart that matches the investigation.
  2. I can clearly label the information that is in each box.
  3. I can identify the units (cm = centimeters).
  4. I can provide specific data (number of swings from the investigation).
  5. I can make sure that the chart is neat and easy to read and understand.


Write your paragraph on loose-leaf.  Write your data table on graph paper.
Your data table and paragraph will be collected and graded on Wednesday. (50 points)

ELA

Social Studies
  1. Read “Viking Sailors Reach North America” on pages 38-39 of your textbook.  Use one specific fact from the reading as you write the paragraph described below.
2. “What does the story from class tell us about the values of the Norse (Vikings)?”  Answer this question in your notebook. You will revise and publish this paragraph on Wednesday.

Viking (Norse) story from class


Map quiz next Friday (9/14):


World Map: seven continents, five oceans

United States Map: Texas, Florida, New York, Canada, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Homework Number 1-2 (09/06/2018)
Please purchase all of your supplies.  (Scroll down for a supply list.)

Math
Please have your parents fill out the contact sheet.

Bring in your summer packet to hand in on Wednesday, September 12th.

Finish Summer Time Math project.  We present tomorrow.

Bring in the signed contract sheet (last sheet).

Science

  1. Write the procedure for an experiment that tests the effect of string length on the rate of swing (number of swings per minute) on a pendulum.  Your procedure must have at least five steps.
  2. Identify the independent and dependent variables.
Please return your home contact information from the handout I gave you (HW grade).

ELA

Social Studies
Copy the U.S. map on pages R4-R5 in the back of your textbook.  Only label New York, Florida, Texas, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the  Gulf of Mexico, and the two countries that border the U.S. in the north and the south.  (You must draw your own map. Do not print a map.)

Use white paper/printer paper.
Please return your home contact information from the handout I gave you (HW grade).


You will have a map quiz next week: New York, Florida, Texas, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the two countries that border the U.S. in the north and the south.